Tara Marynowsky

Tara Marynowsky

b. 1979 Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

 

Tara Marynowsky’s art practice embraces painting, drawing, collage, video and installation. She investigates the uncanny and uses wry humour to explore personal emotions and feelings associated with womanhood. With influences drawn from archival artefacts, European fables and art history her subjects are riddled with nostalgia and themes of cultural belonging and identity. She questions westernized beauty within this context. Working in a fragmented modus she often creates multiple works which when accumulated result in the form of an installation or series. Her work has an unmistakable hand-made aesthetic and she often uses watercolour to render her intimate works on paper.

In 2002 Marynowsky received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. Her work has been exhibited in international group exhibitions including Hors Pistes at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009) and Invitation on Paper at Chi Chi Potter Gallery, Copenhagen (2012). She has held several solo shows in Sydney and Melbourne and is currently undertaking an artist residency supported by the City of Sydney.

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Artworks

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Education

2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts, UNSW, College of Fine Arts, Sydney

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014
Venus of Venus, Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney
Open Studio, Art Month Sydney
2011
Wallflower, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
2010
Gods and Monsters, Chalk Horse, Sydney
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Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
Still Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Rue de Belleville, Galerie Pom Pom, Sydney
Rumble, Wellington St Projects, Sydney
Linden Postcard Prize, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
2012
Invitation on Paper, Chi Chi Potter Gallery, Copenhagen
Still Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
2011
Still Life, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Ten Degrees of Separation, Poimena Gallery, Tasmania
Transcendental Freakout, Remote (online)
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Grants / Awards / Residencies

2014
Artist In Residence, Wis(c)h, Supported by City of Sydney
2012
Linden Postcard Prize (2nd)
2011
Best Sydney Artist Award, FBi Radio, Sydney (Nomination)
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Collections

Art Bank
Freshwater Place
Private Collections

Selected text and publications

Frost, Andrew, Venus of Venus, the art life, May 16, 2014
Tara Marynowsky, Juxtapoz Magazine (online), April 2013 (artwork)
Interview with Tara Marynowsky, Women Artists: The Interview Zine, (New York), Feb 2013
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